Remarks by Henry Strong Worth Remembering; Worth Repeating.
Outgoing President Henry Strong gave his final speech while the votes were being counted. As we grow older we realize that a $300 watch and a $30 watch both tell the same time. And the hangover is the same from a $300 bottle of wine as from a $10 bottle of wine. It’s not the price tag that will add value to your life but it is how we treat other people that makes your life more complete and satisfied.
When you come to the ending of something in your life, it really is a chance for a new beginning. Don’t start your day with broken pieces of yesterday and don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers; plant your own garden and celebrate your own life.
Be thankful for what you have and you will be given more. Every day is not going to be a good day but there will always be some good in every day. Every day starts with expectations and ends up with a new experience.
We need to be thankful for family and friends and appreciate their meaning in our lives. I wish the new President and his Board all the best in the years to come.
Henry Strong. Outgoing CNSA President on 2016 06 01
Kenny Offenther Speaks About Henry Strong in Oct. of 2012: The Occasion; MVP Presentation to HENRY:
“YOU CANNOT TAKE HIM TO THE BALLET OR THE OPERA, FANCY RESTAURANTS ARE NOT HIS CUP IOF TEA – SOPHISICATED HE MAY NOT BE! BUT– TAKE HIM TO SHUFFLEBOARD COURTS AND YOU WILL SEE A HARD WORKER, A GREAT PLAYER AND A GENEROUS MAN.
WHEN THE ZEPHYRHILLS CLUB WENT PRIVATE HE AND HIS GREAT FRIEND AND MENTOR EARL BALL EACH REACHED INTO THEIR POCKETS AND GAVE $5000 FOR OPERATING EXPENSES. HENRY BECAME DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND HAS REMAINED AT THAT POSITION TO THIS DAY. THIS CLUB WITH HENRY AND OTHERS HAS BECOME IN JUST A HALF DOZEN OR SO YEARS A CENTER OF THRIVING SHUFFLEBOARD ACTIVITY IN FLORIDA.
WHEN HE FELL IN LOVE WITH SHUFFLEBOARD HE BUILT A COURT AT HIS HOME TO BECOME A BETTER PLAYER. WHEN HE FELL IN LOVE WITH GERALDINE THAT PASSION GOES STRONG TODAY AFTER 46 YEARS!!!
HE CONTRIBUTES FURTHER AS F.S.A. IST V.P. AND IS ALSO ON THE CANADIAN SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE BOARD. AS A PLAYER HE IS ALREADY IN THE FL HALL OF FAME WITH 5 STRAIGHT MASTERS APPEARANCES AND IS RANKED IN THE TOP 5 IN THE WORLD BY THE INTERNATIONAL SHUFFLEBOARD ASSICIATION.
HE IS THE PRIDE OF THE ZEPHYRHILLS CLUB HE IS HENRY STRONG!!!!”
HENRY SEASONING DISCS
What were you doing at 7:00 Thanksgiving morning? Henry Strong was busy seasoning discs for the Winter Haven Club, yes that’s right! Improving Winter Haven’s playing conditions is an ongoing project involving many people. Henry took a set of Zephyrhills discs to the last tournament at Winter Haven and they traveled 12 to 15 feet further than the ones in play at Winter Haven. They stacked Winter Havens 8 discs up and Zephyrhills discs next to them and the Zephyrhills discs were a whole disc higher which highlights the mass the Winter Haven discs have lost over there life. Henry started the ball rolling for new discs by suggesting the Central District lend the money to the Winter Haven Club for new discs and President, Don Rood, polled the Board Members and they agreed; what better way for a district to invest in their future. Henry got the discs and started the 3 day seasoning process this morning. It takes a lot of effort from lots of people to be successful, even down to Glen Monroe furnishing the name and other significant information to get the dots that go on the discs. Next Thursday we will go early and rally a group to put those dots on the discs so we can put them in play.
Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving too!